A Rational Leader Remains So, Even After Leaving Office

It is refreshing to continue to listen to a Leader such as Papua New Guinea’s former Prime Minister Sir Julius Chan. Sir Julius, has been looking for methodologies that will improve his country’s present financial condition; this, which was brought on by the infamous Corona Virus [CV-19].

The former Prime Minister continues, we think, to properly assess a marketable commodity produced in his country: Gold [Au]. As other mineralizations plunge in value in the world market, we, as International Businessmen, are of the opinion Au will rise; this, in continual opposition to many other commodities mined.

As the adage goes: “There is no replacement for Experience.” Sir Julius exhibits continued profound Wisdom, in a world of which we continually see, of inept, ill-reasoned ‘business’ decisions by various countries’ ‘leaders’; they are not “Leaders”, as was (and is) Sir Julius.

CV-19 Decisions: Many of these “marginal-merit ‘miasms'” of ‘leaders’, are ruining their countries’ economies; these, worse than most natural disasters or probable warfare would. We see recoveries, for many countries, not in a time-frame of months, but years.

Reality: As fine wine improves its quality with age, so does consistently: a few remarkable men and women, who we deem as “Leaders”.

Reference: https://mine.onepng.com/2020/09/sir-julius-suggest-png-govt-should-sell.html

In Matters Of Pandemics, Countries’ ‘Real Leaders’ Think, Other Countries’ ‘leaders’ Shrink

We, as International Businessmen, have seen it time and time again: political leaders of countries, overact erroneously, based on poor comprehensions of the facts in front of them. As we have maintained for decades: “It is not the facts, but the erroneous conclusions men and women make from those facts, which can cause logarithmic levels of damage.”

In the current case of CV 19, by ‘over-reaction’ in many countries; leaders are creating ruined economies of those countries. One former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, is stating a level of Wisdom, few nations’ leaders possess. It is our viewpoint, a marasmus of countries’ economies can be of greater detriment to humans’ psyches and physical well-being, than a iteration of a influenza, that man has probably endured since Day One.

Reality: Superior Intellect of leaders is nice, Superior Wisdom of Leaders is better.

Reference: https://www.rt.com/news/499635-australia-coronavirus-unsustainable-normal-fail/

India’s Punjab Produces Performing Products, This, In Very Trying Times: Sonalika Tractors

The adage: ” ‘Trying Times’, for the ‘Weak’, are ‘Crying Times’; for the ‘Strong’ they are ‘Prying Times'”, applies in Punjab, India. The maker of tractors, “Sonalika”, in Hoshiarpur, “pried open, with a ‘crow bar”‘, manufacture and marketing of their fine tractors and received excellent results: Record Sales.

We, in International Business, have seen it time and time again: Manufacturers who look ‘beyond the horizon’, accept conclusions, after their careful analyses, then act decisively. They create better products, offer them at proper ‘price-points’, with aggressive marketing; and, beat their competitors every time! In ‘tight economies’, while consistency of ‘Quality’ will bring forth new ‘lookers’, ‘Realistic Cost’ to customers, will turn them into ‘buyers’. In a “Negative Economy”: a ‘Seller’ must sell, or go out of business; a ‘Buyer’ does not have to buy.

Sonalika Tractors management, obviously put forth its ideation and manufacturing actions, long before, the CV-19 Pandemic. It certainly takes time to source suppliers, build, or have built to specifications, verify quality, then assemble components to create the tractors. While that is occurring, the Marketing/Sales Departments must think of creating ‘Customer Excitement’ for ‘Sizzle Sells’ the products. Where there are no ‘positive’ emotions, there are no purchasers. Obviously Sonalika Tractors personnel accomplished their objectives.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi must be pleased, for Sonalika Tractors are copacetic with his ‘Make In India’ mantra; a economically sound objective. India certainly has: Natural resources for manufacturing; Personnel quite capable; and Quality of culture, which has and will endure.

Reality: Think ahead, Act ahead; then, Look behind, and see your followers.

Reference: https://www.brazilsun.com/news/265651003/sonalika-confirmed-as-no-1-exporter-of-tractors-in-india

‘Segway’: A Utilitarian Product, Under-Designed, While Over-Priced, Sinks Into “Economic Quicksand”

The ‘automatic balancing ability’ of the Segway transporter has apparently failed in balancing performance vis-a-vis cost of production; and, subsequent pricing for retail ownership. It has been announced that this possibly commercially-viable vehicle will no longer be produced due to lack of world-wide sales.

As International Businessmen with decades of experience in ideation of products based on exotic materials and metals, preliminary design, manufacturing cost estimating, production, and marketing, we have seen potentially ‘great’ products, of others fail. Many of these ‘goods’ would be able to help people become more productive in their daily lives. Quite often, a potential manufacturer of a product wants great unit profits to be in their business plan. The fact that buyers might not value the product at the same price-point, is of little concern. So, the item is manufactured, offered for sale, and sits in the ‘showroom’ with no buyers.

As to Segway, a lack of well-engineered stopping capability in the vehicle, and apparent lack of operator controlled-sensitivity adjustments, as designed, doomed it to sales failure. A novice operator should have more ‘retarded’ velocity/vector capacity than of an experienced user, such as policemen patrolling avenues. Furthermore, in such a example, braking should be enhanced electronically for the novice.

All of us thought the Segway was a great move forward in personal transportation; we still do. However, a advanced iteration of this platform will be essential. This, if the present Chinese owners hope to sell their product. Right now, one might ask: “Show me where the “$5,000.00″ is built into this product.” [On a mass-production scale, it is not apparent.] If they cannot, then the ‘Price/Value’ relationship is overloaded by the price; it will NOT sell.

A ‘fairly good product’ at a “too-high” price will not sell; a ‘very good product’ at a “too-high” price, may suffer the same fate. An old aircraft adage: “If it is designed well, it will fly well; If priced well, the ‘bird’ will sell well.” applies, even to Segways.

Reality: It is not the marketed product, at a particular price-point, that is important; but, the consumer’s estimation of the value to be received by that product, at that cost to he or she, that makes a sale or not.

Reference: https://sputniknews.com/business/202006241079707515-fun-while-it-lasted-segway-pulls-the-plug-after-failing-to-revolutionise-personal-transport/

Australian Bureaucrats, In A Short Span Of Time, Allowed 46,000 Years Of Culture To Be Devastated

When a mining company wanted to engage in site development, it obtained the proper certification from the Australian government. The problem is that the bureaucrats in the government did NOT properly engage in ‘Due Diligence’; this, in assessing the effects of the intended actions of the mining company applicant. Negligently, they approved its permit. The explosives detonated, during site development, collapsed the Aborigines sacred caves; artifacts were destroyed. Unfortunately, 46,000 years of culture went up in smoke, due to the explosives’ forces. .

It appears that the Federal Government of Australia is re-thinking the entire Permit Process on Indigenous lands; this is good. Another large mining company, apparently understood the tragedy of the damage due to ‘Bureaucrat Inefficiency’ and lack of cultural cognizance. This new applicant must now carefully proceed with its intended mining activities. Since mining companies want to engage in resources extractions, with NO intentions of destroying cultures, they ALL must heed the opinions of those who own the land; this, if they want to mine successfully therein.

We love mining and understand the arduous nature of this ‘beast’; one which can be very unforgiving to those ‘plying the ground [above or below]’. It is our opinions that in evaluating a possible site, beyond the topography, core and seismic evaluations, mining executives MUST consider: the flora, fauna, and “Occupant Culture”. That which existed and/or exists, must be entered into the investment equation. This, even if it adds expenses to a potential operation.

Land remediation should also be duly costed into a potential project. It behooves EVERY mining operation to leave a mine site similar to what it was, before even core samples were obtained. Good “Community Will’ is priceless for a successful business. The smell of a bad reputation exceeds the location of the ‘business corpse’.

Reality: There is NO substitute for Integrity, an asset which can only be earned, never purchased.

Reference: https://www.brazilsun.com/news/265435162/australian-indigenous-groups-vow-to-protect-sacred-sites-from-mining